Google Chrome Browser and Local Destinations

New Contributor

Hello all,

I tried posting a discussion yesterday but it didn't come through. Here's my second attempt :)

Long story short:

My enviornment:
Managing printers using Workgroup Manager/MCX
Macs are running Sierra
Latest Google Chrome browser

In the Chrome Browser system dialog under local destinations are several printers that are no longer installed.

They only appear in the Chrome browser print dialog, not in any other browser and not matter who logs into the computer (including local accounts) and whether or not anyone logs into the Chrome broswer itself.

What I've tried:
Removed all installed printers (in Apple Sys Prefs, in CUPs, and in WGM)
Un-installed and re-installed Chrome browser.

I've hit the proverbial wall and am now knocking my head against it :)

If anyone has any ideas, PLEASE HELLLLLP :)f38b3ec91c2f4dd0a89843bfdbf31fdd


New Contributor

Let me also add that if someone has a way to skip the Chrome Printer dialog except for Google docs (which always require the in browser print dialog), I would be very grateful as well.

Thanks! :)

Contributor III

I had this snippet floating around in an old firstBoot, seems to still work:

defaults write DisablePrintPreview -boolean true

Related - definitely still works on 10.13 with Safari, unsure about 3rd party apps though:

defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences PMPrintingExpandedStateForPrint2 -bool TRUE